Chipaway Knife, Pakistani Knife, Surgical Steel?

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  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Friday I bought this knife. It is a low end knife and there is really nothing special about it. However it is heavy with a full tang and is well balanced. The handle is in great shape, but the edge had never been sharpened. It was about as dull as a knife can be. It came with a sheath. On the knife is says SURGICAL STEEL. The knife is made out of Pakistani steel and it is a hard steel and pretty impressive. I have sharpened it and it will shave hair clean to the skin with one swipe. It will be interesting to see if it holds a desent edge over time. I know it's a cheap knife and it's certainly not anything to brag about, but does anybody know anything about a Chipaway knife? How about the "SURGICAL STEEL"? How about Pakistani steel? I am curious because it's really not a bad knife and I only paid $15.00 for it. I probably didn't get a screaming deal but I think it's worth what I paid. These kinds of knifes make great gifts for grandsons when they are ready to start getting into knives.

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    Jim

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    ohhh, excellent skinner profile and would make a fine boning knife at the same time. I like knives that fill both bills for game processing.

    Nice find!
  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The deciding factors were the way it fit my hand and the overall balance. I am excited to try it out this huntiung season.
  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I sell chipaways in my shop. I get them from tennessee. They are not high end but they are decent knifes at a decent price so enjoy it.
  5. H-D

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    I see them on the knife show cutlery corner, been tempted to try them , let us know how it does!
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Will do HD.
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    When you get them brand new, they are sharp as a razor and they are nice looking knives. I order the fixed blades mostly because thats what seems to sell. I like their 12-13" knives the best. I dont shop knife prices but they seem to be good knives for the money. We arent talking collector pieces or anything but they will get the job done. I like them.
  8. Zane71464

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    Nice looking knife, Jim!
    I like how the handel is made with the good grip style.
    Anxious to see how the edge holds up for you.
    I bought a knife about 10yrs ago (cant recall where it was made) but
    didnt pay that much for it. I got it and put me a good edge on it and
    it's held up all this time....I carry it on the ATV.
  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I was going to give it to the grandkids, however I think I will hold onto it for a while first and try it out. The grandkids love me. They get guns and fun stuff from me, and the parents have gun safe's and practice gun safety and promote hands on for all the kids so I know they'll be safe with what they get. Not trying to change the thread, but the boys are excited because I'm going to take them out and buy them binoculars, and then were going to go practice with them. Last year they all got pocket knives.
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    That's a good thing Jim, getting them out like that.
    I havent got any grandkids (yet) but usually take the nephews and my son out
    and get into something in the outdoors. It's good for them and good for me as well.
  11. Double D

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    I have a few new ones coming tomorrow so I will take a few pics of them and post them.
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    I,ve got a few, I like them.

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  13. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ok so here are some of my chipaway knives.

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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Double, 3rd pic down, bottom knife on the right. What is it called and how much. It's the blue handle with the gut hook.
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    It comes with a tanned leather sheath and it is 24.00 plus a little shipping. Not sure what the name is.
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    I like the 2nd and last one on the left.
    And the 1st one on the right!
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like the first one on the right too but I already have one of those. For a knife that is not high end, I think they are pretty nice.
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    a big +1 on that Jim!
    I was looking today at the one I keep in the ATV and it is made
    in Pakistan. I'm not sure the "name" of it, but it's a longer 3 blade
    knife. (i've had it for years)
  19. 76Highboy

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    I think I will be doing business with Double D on one, maybe two of them shortly. I will let you know which ones I get and I can't wait to try them this hunting season.
  20. Double D

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    The big ones are 30.00 and the smaller ones are 24.00 and they all come with sheaths.
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